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  • Fulton Lane Inn

    Shopping? Check!

    Our King Street location means you're mere moments from some of Charleston's best shops and boutiques.

  • Fulton Lane Inn

    So Much To Love & Explore

    Stay with us and you're just steps from the City Market, local shops, acclaimed restaurants and historic waterfront homes.

  • Fulton Lane Inn

    Connected To Business & Pleasure

    Our strategic downtown location makes us an ideal venue for business meetings.

  • Fulton Lane Inn

    Made For Relaxation

    Our comfortable, well appointed guest rooms and warm service make the Inn a place you'll always want to return to.

  • Fulton Lane Inn

    Feel The Excitement

    Charleston's array of activities and attractions excite kids, parents, couples and everyone in between.

  • Fulton Lane Inn

    In The Heart Of It All

    King Street shopping, great restaurants, the City Market and historic waterfront homes, all just steps away.

Why Fulton Lane Inn

Casual Comfort & Everything You Love About Charleston

A proud part of downtown Charleston, Fulton Lane Inn is nestled in a quiet corner of the city's renowned King Street. Just steps from the antique and shopping districts, acclaimed restaurants, and historic waterfront homes, Fulton Lane Inn serves up the very best of Charleston - in the most relaxing and friendly way.

Guest Comments

"We were spending a weekend in Charleston and searched various hotels in the heart of the historic district, when we happened upon the Fulton Lane Inn. It is tucked away off an alley and is delightful. The staff was very friendly and helpful."

  TripAdvisor, 3/3/14

"We were very pleased with everything as our expectations were met and exceeded. We wanted the southern hospitality and charm of Charleston and the hotel accomplished these things. The room was charming and we enjoyed the fireplace on a cold evening."

- TripAdvisor, 2/15/15

What Makes The Fulton Lane Inn Special For...


As a family-owned historic hotel, we love to cater to families. Our two-room suites are perfect for kids and grandparents alike. Find out what makes Charleston one of the most family-friendly cities, around. From playing in the waterfont park fountain to taking in the amazing sea life at the aquarium to hitting the sand and surf of nearby beaches, you'll find there's something for everyone!


The Fulton Lane Inn has earned a place in the heart of romantic travelers around the world. Our tucked away location and cozy rooms with romantic touches like two-person whirlpool tubs and fireplaces will leave a beautiful, indelible mark on your heart. Whether you're seeking a romantic Charleston getaway, an anniversary celebration destination or a uniquely beautiful honeymoon suite, you have found the perfect inn.
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Groups love the Fulton Lane Inn for its relaxed comfort, privacy and proximity to renowned restaurants and exciting nightlife. A refreshing alternative to larger, corporate hotels, Fulton Lane Inn embraces groups like family members with warm service and true Southern hospitality.

The Inn's Esteemed History

It Began With An Indoor Pool

In 1889, this three-story building with the elaborate façade of red brick and sandstone was built for the YMCA. Originally, the first floor was home to an indoor swimming pool while the second and third floors were full of rooms rented to members and their guests.

Blockade Runner

The three-story building of pressed brick, granite trim, and yellow brick façade was built in 1912 for a Civil War blockade runner turned tailor, John Rugheimer & Sons. A native of Germany, Rugheimer founded the business in 1864, after suffering an injury while blockade running for the Confederacy barred him from sea duty.

An Inn Is Born

After serving many years as apartments, the buildings underwent a complete renovation from 1992 - 1994. Modern baths and modern conveniences were added while maintaining the original historical features. In 2008, all of the buildings were connected by interior hallways to create the 45-room Fulton Lane Inn.